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Close the Gap

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Posted by Jennifer Hendrickson on

Let’s say that the last few years haven’t been kind to the earnings of your business.  Sellers know they have a great business and that it will rebound in the coming years.  Buyers get that vision, but aren’t willing to pay for it up front.  Therein lays the “valuation gap.” One way to bridge this gap is simply for the ...
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Invest in a Franchise

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Posted by Jennifer Hendrickson on

As we talk to clients who are considering going into business for themselves, many have never thought about buying a franchise.  Some are so convinced that franchises are out of their league that they don’t even want to talk about the possibilities.  When one thinks of franchising, their thoughts may automatically turn to the “golden ...
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Never Stop Learning

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Posted by Jennifer Hendrickson on

I recently attended the national Murphy Business conference in Palm Coast, Florida.  The beach was nice (although it rained the whole time) and the opportunity to network with other business brokers across the country is a big draw, but the biggest benefit is staying up-to-date with all the latest developments that affect our buyers and sellers. A lot can change ...
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Walk a mile…

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Posted by Jennifer Hendrickson on

My husband is, among many things, a trained classical musician and he’s often asked to explain the difference between a violin and a fiddle.  “It depends on whether you’re buying it or selling it,” he says - and he’s not wrong.  A buyer wants to depress the final sale price and the seller wants to maximize it.  This notion ...
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What Matters Most to Business Buyers?

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Posted by Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC on

An established business has much to offer a prospective buyer. A proven product or service exists, as well as a customer base. Typically, there are experienced employees and managers in place (and many choose to remain with the company after the sale is complete). There is a cash flow from the first day the buyer takes over the business. The company is already ...
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Small Business Buyer's Wish List

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Posted by Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC on

We recently presented a wish list for a typical seller of a small business. Now, it's the buyer's turn. Entrepreneurs - whether they are buyers or sellers - generally agree on several factors that make the business transfer process more seamless overall. A buyer wants: A solid business - Although that phrase may be somewhat subjective, buyers are ...
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You Have Goodwill Because?

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Posted by Dick Halterman Murphy Business – Shenandoah Valley, Virginia on

From time to time, I am in the unfortunate position of telling some 50-year old business owner that they "just don’t have any goodwill". "But we have been around forever, or our name is like a household word in the community, or we literally have thousands of customers" might be the seller’s response. I am constantly amazed at how ...
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WHY YOU NEED A VALUATION

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Posted by Murphy Business Broker – Shelly Stansfield on

The buzz is that if you are a Baby Boomer and you want to sell your business in the next few years, then you are in the majority. You are not the only Baby Boomer and will possibly have your business compete against many more similar businesses in both model and industry. In order to be well-prepared, you will need a proper valuation. Establishing a baseline value of ...
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Your First Conversation with the Seller: Making the Most of It

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Posted by Richard Parker on

Prospective business buyers often make the terrible mistake of being overzealous when talking with a seller for the first time. I get it; you’re excited. Perhaps you have spent a ton of time looking at listings and do not want to waste any time on potential businesses that fail to meet your criteria. However, what you say and how you come across when you first ...
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